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September 2014 Members Newsletter
Hi Bear Club Members,
Thank you to all members who have been asking how Jan is recuperating from her operation, it cheers her up knowing that she is missed and that people do care.
She is now back at work part time after 5 weeks being able to very little on her own, she still needs the walking frame (Her Red Ferrari) to get about the shop and if we go out but her hopping has improved to the point where she is getting quite independent. Next week it is back to the specialist and hopefully good news about when the moon boot cast can come off.
Now Jan is back part time she has been busy helping Troy and I to catch up with getting all the new arrivals on the web, this is a huge task and being a man (or should that be woman) down really puts us behind with this.
Lots of new bears from Steiff, Hermann and Deans are now on line as well as new animals in most categories from Nici and Gund. This month we are having a store wide sale with discounts off every thing in stock - No Exceptions - scroll down for details
LOCAL & GLOBAL TEDDY NEWS The good, the bad and the cuddly!
THE LAZY BONES ARE BACK! When Tomfoolery decided early last year to reduce their range the very popular Lazy Bones series was fazed out, we along with many other retailers thought this was a bad decision as these designs were among our best sellers for many years. in fact when our 2 Grandsons were born Jan & I gave them both a Huggy Bear which they have showered with love for the last 15 years. They have a number of other designs in this series and all are well loved, well washed and still in great condition, this series is possibly the best we have for durable kid friendly bears and animals, I applaud the new owner of Tomfoolery for listening to us and bringing back at least some of the range, hopefully more will follow.
The Lazy Bones series are all really floppy and cuddly, they are well weighted with non toxic pellets sewn into bags in their paws and backsides allowing them to hang when being carried about. They are fully machine washable, Kid Safe companions featuring safety eyes, double stitching and made from the best quality non allergenic plush fur available, these really are products you can buy with confidence knowing they are designed to play with children for many years to come.
Only a limited number available - pre-order now to avoid disappointment.
Each year right across Germany and in many neighboring countries October is the time for celebrating OKTOBERFEST
Bavarian Crown Prince Louis, later King Louis I of Bavaria, marries Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Bavarian royalty invited the citizens of Munich to attend the festivities, held on the fields in front of the city gates. These famous public fields were named Theresienwiese—"Therese's fields"—in honor of the crown princess although locals have since abbreviated the name simply to the "Wies'n." Horse races in the presence of the royal family concluded the popular event celebrated in varying forms all across Bavaria.
The decision to repeat the festivities and the horse races in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the annual Oktoberfest which now begins in late September and lasts until the first Sunday in October. Alcohol consumption is an important part of the modern festival, and more than 1 million gallons of beer are consumed annually at Oktoberfest hence it has become known as a huge beer festival with lots of music and dancing in the streets.
Hermann celebrate Oktoberfest each year with the release of a very special bear or two dressed in very traditional Bavarian costumes richly embroidered and made with intricate detailing on both the girls dress and the boys traditional lederhausen, this year they have designed Leisel & Sepp Made of high quality German Mohair, these teddies are approx 36cm and are filled with traditional excelsior and have a German growler voice
Limited to only 100 pieces world wide of each bear they will sell out quickly
They are both priced at $449 each and a deposit of $100 will secure one for you.
Members can save an extra $50 by paying in full at the time of placing their pre-order for only$399
Pre-order now to avoid disappointment and secure one of these extremely collectable limited edition bears!
Please Note: delivery on both these exclusive designs will be early November
CHARLIE BEARS UPDATE
After years of grumbling at Charlie Bears about the long delays in getting their designs and never having enough stock on hand this month I actually regret my complaining.
They seem to have put a fire under their production teams or maybe the training of the staff in the new factories is finally paying off and they have really made a big dint in our back orders delivering thousands of bears to us in the last 8 weeks.
Some are newer designs that we have had on back order for a while whilst others are the balance of our orders that we has previously received some of our allocation of. As we order such big quantities, sometimes 1-2 hundred of a design we need the deliveries spread out so we can fit them all in
So many bears have arrived recently that we have them swinging from the rafters and peeking out of every nook and cranny in the place, I am a little concerned about where we are going to to fit the next shipment of over 500 bears that is due to arrive in the next few weeks.
MORE NEW PLUSH DESIGNS Arriving in the next couple of weeks
The following designs have been confirmed as arriving in Australia in the next few weeks, we do not have an exact in store date as they still have to clear customs.
Autumn - Bindi - Cavey Hamster Captain Snuggleton - India Panda Ivory Polar Bear - Korky Koala Lexie Red Panda - Loafer Keyring Major - Mercury - Nimbus Pickering - Savoury Pudding Soo Lee Panda - Squidge - Thistle Tiggs Cat - Wozley - Puzzle
Playtime Hand Puppets in stock now Gummy Koala - Pongo Skunk Shuffle Possum
These full bodied hand puppets are possible the best we have ever seen, they are made to the same high quality and have the same look and feel you have come to expect from Charlie Bears. They do fit adult hands and as the hand goes up behind the characters head you can make some amazing facial expressions, great fun for all the family and they especially like helping at story time.
ARE YOU EXPECTING?
If you have pre-orders for designs not appearing on this list please continue to be patient, please don’t ask when they will arrive as we do not know, we will advise you as soon as we get any information.
If you wish to look at any of the designs arriving in this shipment you can still see them in the Charlie Bears for Pre-order only section of our catalogue until we actually receive them, after that they will all be transferred into the Charlie Bears in stock category, click the link below which will take you to our main catalogue, there you can scroll down and select the relevant Charlie Bears category for what you would like to see
TEDDY BEARS - ROMANCE & A CAVEMAN as Saturday Disney visit Nana’s Teddies
If you think you have seen it all then you really should have a look at the antics in this short video taken recently at our store for a special Saturday Disney episode of “The Assistant” This show has everything, A tale of lost love, The reuniting of a family, Thousands of Teddy Bears, A Caveman on a mission, A crazy country Gal and a new romance that sees a man forsake everything for the love of his dreams. And did I mention the thousands of teddy bears?
So get comfy, press play and let us entertain you for the next 4 minutes, I am sure you will get a laugh or two.
GIANT PANDA CUBS AT PLAY If our caveman’s antics didn’t make you laugh the try these 4 cute Panda cubs as the race and tumble their way around a playground following their keeper, so much energy, so much fun, just as well they are very flexible and well padded!
DEANS LIMITED EDITIONS
Deans of England have just released their 2014 Autumn/Winter collection of limited edition Mohair collectable bears.
This is the second half release for 2014 and the design team at Deans has put together a small but diverse selection of seven quite interesting teddies all a bit quirky in their own way but still retaining that “Old English” traditional signature that has kept Deans at the top of collectors wanted lists for more than a century.
The 7 new designs are all limited to only 20 pieces worldwide which makes them very exclusive indeed, prices start at $199 and go up to only $239 making them some of the best value Deans bears we have seen in many years.
Cassie - Flower Seller - Petrel Peirs Panda - Stephanie Anne The Shepherd - Uncle Joe
STEIFF EVERYDAY BEARS Steiff are world famous for their high quality Mohair collectable limited edition bears but did you know that they are also among the worlds leaders in making superior quality teddies designed especially for children to have as companions?
These “Everyday Bears” are tough, designed to be carried around by the toddlers often by one arm, in fact Steiff even call many of these series “Dangling” teddies as they are often just dangled by one arm. They love to play and join in all types of kids games and are designed to withstand the rigors of daily life, they even like a visit to the washing machine to freshen up.
Everyday bears come in a range of designs, sizes, colours and prices, all are very affordable and start at only $39.95
Due to the way our search engine works the link I have given above will also contain bears from Teddy Hermann who also make an “everyday range” of German made bears designed like Steiff for the children of the world to play with and enjoy.
Will you be this month’s $100 Gift Certificate Winner? You have to be in it to win it!!!! Enter this months draw for a $100 gift voucher now by answering this simple question,
How much discount do members get if they purchase 3 items from the same brand this month? You can find the link to the correct answer in this newsletter. E-mail your answer now and don’t forget your membership number.
Congratulations to last months winner
$100 Members Super Draw Cathie Hilliard of Penshurst NSW who correctly answered how many Charlie Bear categories we now have in our catalogue.
Regards and beary best wishes
FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEWER MEMBERS THAT HAVE JOINED US RECENTLY I WILL CONTINUE TO REPEAT EACH MONTH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON MEMBERS DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS
TEDDIES ON PARADE EVENTS
Events are held through out the year as special promotions or important happenings occur, we will always give you advance notice of these special events.
Teddies on Parade night events start at 7pm sharp and generally run till around 9pm but this depends on how much fun our members are having.
It is essential to RSVP so that we can organise catering and gifts.
Our TEDDIES on PARADE nights are young children free events so that you and other members can relax and enjoy the bears and the company.
Well behaved teenagers are most welcome to attend.
So when we advertise an event why not mark your diary, RSVP and come along and have a relaxing fun night out with a great bunch of people that share your passion for collecting Teddies.
For the benefit of members old and new I would like to clarify the importance of making it known to us when you are ordering that you are in fact a member, if you cant find your number we can look it up on our computer system for you. As we have now almost 30,000 customers on our lists it is hard for us to keep track of every ones status so we ask your help in providing your membership number with all inquires and orders, this way we can ensure you get the discounts or specials you are entitled to as a member of our club. YOUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER IS DISPLAYED AT THE TOP OF EVERY NEWSLETTER just above your name.
Your membership entitles you to aminimum of 5% offall regularly priced products that are not already reduced.
All prices in our on-line catalogue are our normal retail prices and members discounts will be deducted from these retail prices.
Discounts are not available for lay-bys as we incur additional costs in providing lay-by services.
Members discount also applies to Pre-orders placed with payment in full at the time of placing your orders.
Discounts do not apply to postage costs.
Special offers are made to members from time to time at up to 80% off retail, further discounts do not apply to these offers.
We always strive to offer our members the best possible value on all our teddy bears and other products, as such we are always happy to match or better any genuine advertised competitors prices. As it is impossible for us to monitor all available offers please bring it to our attention and we will see what we can do.
CHANGED E-MAIL ADDRESSES Many members are changing their e-mail providers or going to broadband which changes their e-mail addresses. It is imperative that you advise us of any change in your E-mail address if you wish to continue to receive your newsletters. We would hate to lose contact with you.
I hope you enjoy this months news and all the additions to our on-line catalogue ranges, please check back frequently for new additions that will be uploaded as they arrive.
Regards and bear hugs from all of us, Dave, Jan, Troy & the Bears.